Jacqui Pollard

Associate Architect

Jacqui starting working for us as a part one, and after a four year intermission gaining experience with another practice, she returned to Stride Treglown to continue carving her career.

Jacqui is an associate architect in our mixed-use team. Delivering primarily residential schemes, Jacqui can found be working on anything from new builds to conversions, enjoying the challenge of delivering large scale developments across the UK.

What is your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?

It’s hard to pick just one project because I take something from them all. What is particularly enjoyable about a job is the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of an area – being an architect comes with a great sense of social responsibility which I really value.

Where do you see your career taking you?

I moved back to Stride Treglown from a small practice, where I was primarily delivering one-off housing for quite wealthy clients. I came back to deliver larger scale housing developments with the quality I had learned from my previous place of work. I aspire to channel that quality of architecture and place making into my work here for years to come.

Best building in your city?

We’re very lucky to have such a variety of architecture in Bristol and I’m constantly finding new buildings. I recently discovered a gem hidden away in the city centre. It’s a great art nouveau façade of glazed tiles called Edward Everard’s printing works. I love living in a city that still surprises me with great architecture.

If you weren’t an architect, what would you be?

I always wanted to be a doctor; but for one reason or another it was something I never pursued.

I think now I reflect on it, I would love to do something crafty or skills based. It’s a real shame that traditional skills and crafts are at risk of dying out. I quite like the tactile nature of making things with my hands and the satisfaction of having made something original at the end of it.

What advice would you give your 20 year old self?

Find something you enjoy and pursue it.

Industry Bodies:
  • Chair of the Forum for Tomorrow
  • Forum for the Built Environment